Leon Balogun Undergoes Surgery Again Leon Balogun Undergoes Surgery Again
Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has put a call across to injured Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun to ascertain his status after undergoing surgery. The defender... Leon Balogun Undergoes Surgery Again

Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has put a call across to injured Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun to ascertain his status after undergoing surgery.

The defender underwent surgery after suffering a fracture to his left hand on Friday at his club.

Speaking on the defender’s condition, an NFF official, who pleaded anonymity, told www.brila.net that, the federation was in touch with the player, who has assured that his surgical operation was successful.

“We understand that he will be ready to play when we start our next round of tune-up games early next year, but we will keep monitoring him and other players.

“Balogun has become a reliable defender in our team and the technical committees, as well as the federation, are constantly monitoring him and others to ensure that we have our best players available when we need them.”

The Nigerian international star did not play for FSV Mainz 05 in their 1-0 win over Cologne on Saturday afternoon.

The German club confirmed the situation on their twitter handle: “Leon Balogun suffered a middle hand fracture on his left hand on Friday, which was treated surgically,” it said.

“However, with appropriate healing and a track, the centre-back can return to the pitch in the coming weeks and be available for the last group matches.”

Another Super Eagles stalwart who is also down with injury is Chelsea star, Victor Moses.

“Just recently, Victor Moses, who has been out of our recent matches due to injury, has started training and we hope he will return to the Chelsea squad for next weekend’s Liverpool cracker.”

The Chelsea wing-back Sunday hailed his English Premier League teammates over the 4-0 away victory at West Bromwich Albion last Saturday.

The victory came from Eden Hazard (brace), Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso.

You would recall that Victor Moses emerged winner of the 2017 Nigeria Sports Award Footballer of the Year. He is also shortlisted for the 2017 BBC and CAF African Footballer of the Year award.

Nurudeen Adegbenro